Contemporary Istanbul announces Silvia Koch as new Director
From 2007 to 2014 Koch worked at artnet, responsible for galleries in Berlin and
London, and is credited for successfully guiding the artnet team into a new and highly
successful era. In addition, she has worked as various well know galleries including
Galerie Christian Nagel and Arndt Contemporary, and has organized several
contemporary art exhibitions in Berlin.
Contemporary Istanbul welcomes Marc-Olivier Wahler as its Artistic Advisor!
Ali Güreli, Contemporary Istanbul’s Founder and Chairman participated in Art For Tomorrow conference
Ali Güreli, Contemporary Istanbul’s Founder and Chairman participated in the New York Times Art For Tomorrow conference, took place at Doha, Qatar, March 14 – 16!
On Monday March 16, Ali Güreli was joined Victoria Siddall, Director of the Frieze Art Fairs London and New York and Frieze Masters; Savita Apte,Chair of the Abraaj Art Prizeand a committee member of Art Dubai; and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of The Serpentine Galleries. The discussion was moderated by Michael Kimmelman, Chief Art and Architecture Critic of The New York Times. Together they will discuss Art Fairs and Festivals: Global/Local, Temporary/Permanent.
Gureli spoke about the unique position of Contemporary Istanbul, both locally (within Turkey) and to its immediate regions. Highlighting the importance of Istanbul’s location in relation to its surrounding regions, linking East to West, Gureli talked about the fair and the city’s role at the centre of a series of constantly shifting cultural and political landscapes and how this translates into Istanbul’s cultural scene both now and in the future.
Due to be opened by one of the world's strongest arts & culture advocates, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the inaugural Art for Tomorrow conference focused on the art and architecture that is playing a vital role in building communities, developing commerce and enriching lives throughout the globe.
Art for Tomorrow welcomed 200 invited guests representing the arts, public and private sectors, tourism experts, city planners and business developers. The conference discussed the changing dynamics of art and architecture, and their potential to transform people and places.
CI was ranked by Skate’s Art Market Research as the second most attended contemporary art fair
Art market analysis service Skate’s released its 2014 Art Fairs Report, which "focuses on the world’s major art fairs and their operators, aggregated statistics for the world’s most important art fairs and various subsets of data.
Contemporary Istanbul was ranked by Skate’s Art Market
Research in New York as the second most attended contemporary art fair in the
frontier markets (second to ARCO in Madrid, Spain). According to ArtNews
editorial about Skate’s Report, Contemporary Istanbul 2014 listed as 5th most
visited art fair in the top 10 Skate Art Market Research with more visitors
than the Armory Show, Frieze New York and FIAC.